Eria pandurata Schltr.1912 SECTION Polyura

Plant and Flowers Photos by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Fragrant Part shade CoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Lute-Shaped Eria

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, erect-patent, ligulate to elliptic-ligulate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on 2 to 4, lateral, erect-patent to arching, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, subdensely 40 to 50 flowered inflorescence with 5 to 6 large oval bracts and carrying reflexed, elliptic, acute, pale green floral bracts and slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Pinalia pandurata [Schltr] Ormerod 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia pandurata